The majority of the BV206's we sell are outfitted with the originally installed and well proven Petrol/Gasoline powered V6 powerplant.
This engine provides good low end torque and delivers around 125 Bhp at 4,500rpm.
Spares are common and easy to get hold of making the petrol model a reliable and cost effective alternative to the Diesel Engined unit.
The ford engine as used in the BV206 was originally used in Ford's Consul and Granada range of vehicles having a carburettor systems as opposed to an EFi system, this makes them extremely easy to maintain in the field.
5 CYL DIESEL ENGINE
There are two versions of the Mercedes powered BV206 being the 5 Cylinder and the 6 Cylinder Model.
The latter remains the current workhorse of the military and is very rarely seen in the civilian workplace.
With a dramatic reduction in the number of available Mercedes Powered Diesel BV's coming out of military hands we took the step of working closely with Ford in the development of a replacement engine which could be used in place of the V6 Petrol powerplant thereby providing us with a supply of Diesel Engined machines to rival if not better the older Mercedes Powered units.
This NEW ford Diesel Engine was selected specifically for the role of replacing the Petrol Engine due to it's simple design and lack of complicated electrical components which could be susceptible to the influence of water ingress when the vehicle us being used in it's amphibious capacity.
NEW DIESEL ENGINE
The engine went through a substantial program of testing to ensure serviceability and longevity with the vehicle being subjected to the task of carrying heavy loads for long periods.
This tested both the engine and the gearbox to their limits and both performed satisfactorily.